Brother Cornelius Visual Art Scholarship

Awards of $13,000 per year awarded to entering first time freshmen for each of four years of consecutive full-time study.


Initial application process:

• Applicants must submit all application materials (Common Application, high school transcript, a letter of recommendation, ACT or SAT scores on or before the Early Action deadline of

November 15. However, applicants who meet the Jan 15 deadline will be given every


• Application materials for the specific awards (listed below) must be submitted via email to or by mail to Admissions Office, c/o Jenna Sciarrino, PO Box 4800,

Moraga, CA 94575 on or before noon, December 1.

• Students with complete applications must interview on campus February 23, 2019

• Students may only apply for one departmental scholarship (i.e. all Liberal Arts,

Accounting/Business, Physics and Mathematics scholarships or the Mentored Access to

Programs in Science/MAPS awards.)

Other information:

• These are merit scholarships awarded on determinations of academic and competitive

ability, not financial need.

• All scholarships are applied against any demonstrated need first (as determined by the FAFSA)

they cannot be “stacked” atop need-based Saint Mary’s scholarships once a financial aid award

has been mailed.

• Recipients must remain enrolled full time, maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0, and must major in the respective departments to maintain their departmental scholarships.

• These departmental scholarships may be stacked with other merit scholarships, namely the

Gael’s Scholar’s Award, Lasallian Leadership Award, Honors-at-Entrance Scholarship and the

Presidential Scholarship. However, an individual may receive no more than three of these merit

based institutional scholarships. The maximum amount of gift aid that a student can receive,

including Pell and Cal Grants, is the cost of tuition.

• All scholarships are renewable for three successive years of consecutive full time study provided eligibility requirements and obligations are met.

Application materials:

1. An essay (500 words), describing the applicant’s interest and qualifications for the scholarship

2. Two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or others addressing the applicant’s


3. A DVD or online portfolio of original artwork (all mediums digital or traditional accepted)

4. A list of software skills

5. A list of any relevant art projects including titles, durations, and synopses.


The recipient must major in Art Practice and is expected to annually contribute in several capacities to the Art + Art History Department. Such contributions may include working closely with a faculty member as a production or research assistant on a visual art project, coordinating student exhibits, and leading the department’s art club.